Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese http://wesa.fm en Diocese of Pittsburgh to Honor Saturday as 'Day of Prayer for Peace' http://wesa.fm/post/diocese-pittsburgh-honor-saturday-day-prayer-peace <p>Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop Zubik will celebrate mass Saturday to honor Pope Francis’ proclamation of a universal day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria.</p><p>The crisis in Syria has been making headlines ever since an alleged chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb. U.S. and U.K. intelligence reports blame the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for the attack and indicate that more than 1,400 people were killed, including at least 426 children.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:50:18 +0000 Patrick Higgins and Tim Camerato 16101 at http://wesa.fm Former Pittsburgh Priest Charged with Child Porn Possession http://wesa.fm/post/former-pittsburgh-priest-charged-child-porn-possession <p>A federal grand jury has indicted a former Pittsburgh-area priest on a charge of possessing child pornography.</p><p>The one-count indictment against David Dzermejko of Braddock for “possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor” was unsealed Friday.</p><p>The indictment alleges that “on or about January 11, 2013, Dzermejko possessed visual depictions, namely, still images in computer graphics files, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 18:32:05 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9868 at http://wesa.fm In Times of Crisis, Where Do Faith Leaders Turn for Guidance? http://wesa.fm/post/times-crisis-where-do-faith-leaders-turn-guidance <p>In the midst of national tragedies this week, including the Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas, many people are heading to their houses of worship and their faith leaders for counsel and guidance.</p><p>With congregations of varying size, a pastor or priest may hear from numerous people. So where then do the faith leaders turn for comfort?</p><p>The answer varies from religion to religion, but is also somewhat similar. For the Pittsburgh Presbytery, pastors are offered several options.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:57:45 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8132 at http://wesa.fm Where do Pittsburgh Clergy Turn in Moments of Crisis? http://wesa.fm/post/where-do-pittsburgh-clergy-turn-moments-crisis <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When devastating events occur like the bombings in Boston, people often turn to their faith leaders for support. But where do the faith leaders turn for guidance? 90.5 WESA reporter <strong>Deanna Garcia</strong> spoke with Pittsburgh clergy about the resources they turn to in moments of crisis. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:32:39 +0000 Heather McClain 8131 at http://wesa.fm Where do Pittsburgh Clergy Turn in Moments of Crisis? Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope http://wesa.fm/post/bishop-zubik-welcomes-new-pope <div class="field-item even"><p>Pittsburghers are quickly reacting to the word that a new pope has been chosen including Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik who said he "prayerfully and joyfully" welcomes Pope&nbsp;Francis&nbsp;I.</p><p>“Our new Holy Father brings with him the experience of a dedicated pastor who has served the Church so well in his many years of ordained ministry,” said Zubik.&nbsp; “That experience – and the rock-steady faith that has guided him – will be his comfort and strength in the challenging&nbsp;days&nbsp;ahead.”</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:36:01 +0000 Deanna Garcia 2954 at http://wesa.fm Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope